From my first glance of this beautiful knife, I knew it should be called "Gekko”, or 月光, which means "Moonlight" in Japanese. From every angle, the Gekko knife reminded me of the way that the shape and light of the Moon changes each night.
Gekko knife has a unique & beautiful Tsuchime (“Hammered pattern”) textured Damascus blade. They feature a hand sharpened and hand honed VG-10 stainless steel blade core that is clad on both sides by a 15-layer Damascus stainless steel (HRc. 60-61. 50/50 symmetrically ground double beveled edge).
Gekko knife uses a full-tang construction, and has Mahogany wood handle with a stainless steel bolster and handle rivets.
The Paring knife is useful for a variety of commonplace kitchen tasks, but it is primarily used for peeling and accurately shaping fruits and vegetables. Paring knives are particularly useful when cutting small items held in the hand, which makes them indispensable in the kitchen and an ideal companion for Gyuto knives.
Knife Model: JCK Natures Gekko Series Paring
Blade Material: VG-10 Damascus
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 60 to 61
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Mahogany Wood Handle with Stainless Steel Bolster
Saya Included: No.
| Paring 80mm (3.1")|
Cutting edge length: 80mm (3.1")
Total Length: 195mm (7.6")
Blade Thickness: 2mm (0.07")
Blade Width: 22mm (0.8")
Handle Length: 105mm (4.1")
Total Weight: 71g (2.5oz)
This knife comes with 50/50 double bevel edge geometry for both right and left handed use.
For your information, Japanese Kitchen knives are generally designed for right hand use with a slightly thicker and rounded grinding on the right side blade and a less rounded (almost straight flat) grinding on the left side blade. However, both right and left hander can use the knives that have double bevel edge sharpened 50/50 without problems.
We believe quality and performance of Japanese knives are best in the world and hope you enjoy fine craftsmanship and spirits from your new knife. With proper cares, every Japanese knife can be your special cooking partner for long time.
This is the Stainless steel blade kitchen knife, which has good rust resistance for easy maintenance. However even stainless steel blade kitchen knife has rust situation if you leave it with wet condition.
Its my go-to knife now at home and work. Always within an arms reach.
I bought this for my husband and he loves it, we are gradually gaining the whole gekko set because he likes them so much
The knife was a gift and its new owner is thrilled.
I bought this knife as a gift for my husband. He likes it a lot and says it's the best paring knife he's ever had.
Admittedly my first Japanese Steel, but thoroughly pleased! Gorgeous at first glance, well balanced and comfortable. So far used for cutting courgettes, spring onions, and medium sized onions - tasks it performs uniformly and with ease. Highly recommended